NOAA Science Camp

Summer 2022 Update:

Due to the continued uncertainty about access to the NOAA Western Regional Center facility due to Covid-19, NOAA Science Camp will not be operating in-person camp or leadership programming this summer. We are extremely disappointed to miss another summer of connecting youth to NOAA scientists and providing hands-on marine and atmospheric science opportunities, but remain hopeful that we will be back on the NOAA campus and able to offer in-person summer programming in 2023. 

In the meantime, we are keeping busy by developing new community partnerships to expand our future programming and the communities we are able to reach. We hope to offer some public outreach opportunities this summer and will update the website as they become available.

Check out 2021 Summer of Virtual Fun activities! All webinars and activities are archived and available!


Oceans of Change

What is global climate change and how do scientists study it? How are changes in the atmosphere and in the ocean affecting marine organisms? What impact does a changing climate have on communities, and how can we prepare for an increase in storms, rising sea levels, and the impacts of a warming ocean? This virtual week-long session focused on the critical work that NOAA scientists do to study the impacts of a changing climate. Check out our archived content here

Whale of a Time

How do studying the food habits or sounds of marine mammals help scientists learn more about them? How do researchers collect data in the field, or make discoveries in the lab? How does all of the work that NOAA does help to protect these important species, and more importantly, what can YOU do to help? Check out the many tools NOAA scientists use to study and learn more about marine mammals here. 

Held at NOAA’s Seattle Sand Point facility each July, NOAA Science Camp offers hands-on science-learning opportunities for middle and high school students.

Middle School Science Camp

Students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade engage in fun, hands-on activities that explore the mysteries of our oceans and atmosphere.

Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Mini-Session (not offered in 2020)

Learn to build a mini-ROV with experts in this new two-day mini-session. Learn more…


High School Junior Leadership Program

During this two-week program, students entering 9th through 12th grades work alongside NOAA scientists and camp staff to build skills in communicating science concepts, leading activities, and more.